How to have Personal Revival
2 Chronicles 7:14
- Conditions for God to move:
- Seek the lord
- Turn from our sin
- When these conditions are met God will:
2 Samuel 11:2-15
- David was not in the right place.
- When you are in the wrong place you will always get into trouble.
- In 2 Samuel 11:3 God always gives you a way out of sin.
1 Corinthians 10:13—13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
- God gives David 3 Stop Signs:
#1— Is not this Bathsheba. He knew who she was.
#2— the daughter of Eliam. He knew who her father was.
#3— the wife of Uriah the Hittite. He knew who her husband was.
- Sin always starts with selfishness.
- Selfishness will always try to cover up sin.
- One sin always leads to another.
- Sin always takes you farther than you want to go.
- Sin always keeps you longer than you want to stay.
- Sin always cost you more than you are willing to pay.
- In Psalm 51, we see the testimony of a broken sinner.
- In Psalm 32, we see the testimony of a forgiven sinner or forgiven saint.
- How can we have personal revival. (Psalm 51:1-12)
- David acknowledged his sin as his own responsibility. (Ps. 51:3)
- David confessed his sin before God.
- David repented of his sins.
- David was broken over his sin.
- David gave himself completely to God.
- The results of personal revival. (Psalm 51:13-15)
- David sought God with his whole heart.
- (vs. 13) David served the Lord.
- (vs. 13) David leads others to God.
- (vs. 14) David worshipped God.
- Revival is what God accomplishes with His people when they return to Him.
- Revival is evident when His power and presence are made known in a community.
- When genuine revival comes to god’s people, God’s activity becomes the talk of the town.
- Keys to Revival: Confession of sin, Repentance of sin, humility before God, Prayer and a seeking heart.